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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

New T2.Large Instances

We launched the T2 instances last summer (see my post, New Low Cost EC2 Instances with Burstable Performance for more information). These instances give you a generous amount of baseline capacity and the ability to automatically and transparently scale up to full-core processing power on an as-needed basis. The bursting model is based on “CPU […]

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Now Available – SQL Server Enterprise Edition AMI for EC2

You can now launch SQL Server Enterprise Edition on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) using a new, pre-configured AMI (Amazon Machine Image). This edition of SQL Server offers some new and unique features including: High Availability – You can configure a primary database and up to four active, readable secondary databases into an Always-On availability […]

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New – Apache Spark on Amazon EMR

My colleague Jon Fritz wrote the guest post below to introduce a powerful new feature for Amazon EMR. We updated it on May 16, 2017 in order to describe some new console features and to account for the availability of Spark 2.0. — Jeff; I’m happy to announce that Amazon EMR now supports Apache Spark. […]

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AWS Lambda Update – Run Java Code in Response to Events

Many AWS customers are using AWS Lambda to build clean, straightforward applications that handle image and document uploads, process log files from AWS CloudTrail, handle data streamed from Amazon Kinesis, and so forth. With the recently launched synchronous invocation capability, Lambda is fast becoming a favorite choice for building mobile, web and IoT backends. Our […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 8, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 8 We announced that AWS CloudHSM is now available in Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Regions. The AWS Mobile Development Blog showed you how to Use Amazon Cognito and AWS Lambda to Detect Cheating. The AWS Partner Network […]

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The New M4 Instance Type (Bonus: Price Reduction on M3 & C4)

We launched Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) with a single instance type (m1.small) way back in 2006! Since then, we have added many new types in response to customer demand, enabled by improvements in memory and processor technology (see my recent post, EC2 Instance History, for a look back in time). Today we are adding […]

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